Top 25 college football recruiting classes entering National Signing Day 2013


The Alabama Crimson Tide won their second straight National Championship. They're ready to win National Signing Day too.

Let's take a look at the recruiting classes one last time before National Signing Day fills in all the gaps.

1. Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama has once again filled the gaps at every position. They've landed a top pro-style quarterback in Cooper Bateman. They brought in two strong running backs at Tyren Jones and Altee Tenpenny, a top wide receiver in Robert Foster and a top tight end in O.J. Howard. They're still a little light on the offensive line, but they've pretty much landed the talent they want at every position.

2. Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State picked up a crucial commitment from Dontre Wilson to give the Buckeyes two all-purpose backs, with Ezekiel Elliott being the other one. Ohio State also signed two cornerbacks early and has plenty of solid four-star talent from Ohio (ten recruits in-state).

3. Florida Gators. Florida has three top defensive backs in Vernon Hargreaves III, Marcell Harris and Keanu Neal. The Gators also landed three four-star outside linebackers that all enrolled early and has a top running back in Kelvin Taylor.

4. Michigan Wolverines. Michigan has found five top offensive linemen to help continue loading up on the beef up front, particularly on the interior. Michigan also found a great runner in Derrick Green and a top-notch pro-style quarterback in Shane Morris.

5. Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Notre Dame has found solid talent on both sides of the football. Outside linebacker Jaylon Smith, safety Max Redfield, cornerback Cole Luke, and defensive end Isaac Rochell all figure to be contenders to contribute immediately. The Irish also found two great offensive tackles and two talented running backs.

6. LSU Tigers. LSU might have the best trio of corners in this class, with Tre'Davious White, Jeryl razil and Rashard Robinson all pledging to Baton Rouge.

7. Texas A&M Aggies. The jewel of the class is athlete Ricky Seals-Jones, but Sebastian LaRue and Laquvionte Gonzalez are both talented wide receivers and A&M also found two solid defensive tackles.

8. UCLA Bruins. UCLA should have the best class in the Pac-12 when all is said and done, and it's headlined by the best three safeties in Tahaan Goodman, Priest Willis, and Tyler Foreman.

9. Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia has a solid pro-style quarterback in Brice Ramsey and are loading up on the defensive side of the football.

10. Florida State Seminoles. Flipping Jalen Ramsey put the Seminoles back in the top ten; Ryan Green also provides FSU with a great all-purpose back.

11. Ole Miss Rebels. Ole Miss has two jewels in their class, landing wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and defensive end Elijah Daniel.

12. USC Trojans. USC is losing recruits left and right, but they still have premier recruits like Su'a Cravens, Max Browne, Kenny Bigelow and others to hold the fort.

13. Washington Huskies. UW has found talent along their defensive line, their wide receivers, and their cornerbacks to build their class.

14. Oklahoma Sooners. Oklahoma has landed a top running back in Keith Ford, a top wide receiver in Stanvon Taylor, and a top quarterback in Cody Thomas.

15. Texas Longhorns. Texas is building this class through their offensive line, with several four-star caliber talents up front.

16. Auburn Tigers. Carl Lawson is the headliner, but Auburn also landed a pair of solid wideouts in Jason Smith and Tony Stevens.

17. Virginia Tech Hokies. Virginia Tech loaded up on the secondary, particularly with top cornerback prospect Kendall Fuller.

18. Clemson Tigers. Clemson landed two solid outside linebackers in Dorian O'Daniel and Wayne Gallman and a few solid offensive talents.

19. Oregon Ducks. Oregon's big prize is top running back Thomas Tyner, but Darren Carrington and Devon Allen provide big play wide receivers. Oregon awaits the decision of the Robinson twins.

20. South Carolina Gamecocks. South Carolina loaded up on the front seven, grabbing talents like outside linebacker Larenz Bryant and defensive tackle Kelsey Griffin to headline their class.

21. Nebraska Cornhuskers. Nebarska picked up two important running backs in Terrell Newby and Adam Taylor, and Johnny Stanton is perhaps the most unique quarterback in this class.

22. Mississippi State Bulldogs. Defensive end Chris Jones could be the best prospect in the country, and Ashton Shumpert and Justin Cox are a pretty solid pair of safeties.

23. Penn State Nittany Lions. Penn State landed perhaps the best pro-style quarterback in Christian Hackenberg.

24. Baylor Bears. Robbie Rhodes is the best wide receiver of the Baylor trio; Baylor also landed a few defensive talents.

25. North Carolina Tar Heels. North Carolina landed some top defensive lineman, but also Mitch Trubisky figures to be a solid quarterback too.

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